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The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) follows the ICMJE definition of a clinical trial. In order to submit an abstract to an ARVO Meeting or submit a paper for publication in one of ARVO’s Journals, you must review the definition and determine whether or not your study/research qualifies for registration. If so, please note that clinical trials require registration with a publicly accessible clinical trials registry that is a primary register of the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform or in ClinicalTrials.gov. Additionally, registration must be completed before the first patient is enrolled in the clinical study. 

For more information, contact clinicaltrials@arvo.org.